Saturday, June 19, 2010
Some Changes Around Here
Yes, I’ve done a bit of freshening up around the old blog joint lately. After changing the color scheme and layout, I decided to go a step further and take advantage of the “pages” feature. I thought it would be nice, especially for people new to the blog, to have some basic information available at first glance upon their arrival. But I hope, too, that everyone will take a look. Just click on the tabs that run across the page above the first entry. Have you ever wondered where I got the name “Recently Banned Literature”? That question is answered in “About.” The other tabs make it easier to find information about my books — the titles available and those forthcoming, along with links to selected reviews.
All unnecessary, perhaps. As Erin, who shares her thoughts so beautifully in her blog, the tiny leaf, kindly said when the template was first changed, “But none of us comes for your page. We come for your mind, your words, your spirit.” And yet that spirit is a restless one, and there is always the need to move on. For even as this post was done, outside, the courtship of two tiny yellow birds was begun. To say something, anything, requires a space — a nest for words, a branch where pictures may be hung.
And since I come for your minds, your words, your spirits, this space must somehow reflect my appreciation and care. We’re here until we’re gone. Our instinct for beauty is as strong as our need to communicate. When the two converge, we’re lucky ones, indeed.
In the Forum: Spart drank the cider.